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Team Leaders

Great Team Leaders are Teammates First

We approach every project with a true collaborative mentality. Only by adopting a “We, Not I” mindset can we strengthen right partnerships — within our organization and outside of it — to exceed client objectives and strengthen our relationships in the commercial construction industry.

These seasoned leaders are responsible for building and maintaining strong client relationships and for growing capable, reliable teams that improve processes, speed delivery and support all facets of your commercial construction project.

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  • Preston Hodges

    Preston Hodges

    Job Title
    Sr. Vice President, Houston Business Unit
    Located in
    Texas A&M
    Bachelor of Science Construction Management

    As Senior Vice President, Business Unit Leader, Preston is responsible for establishing long-lasting relationships with clients and partners as well as leading McCarthy’s commercial operations in Houston and Austin, Texas. He possesses strong ties to the south Texas market and brings a depth of experience in both public and private sectors, including many of the firm’s key markets. 

    Prior to his promotion to Senior Vice President, Preston served as Vice President and led business development and client service efforts in the business unit. Preston has held several different positions over the past decade at McCarthy within operations and business development. 

    In addition to his responsibilities with McCarthy, Preston serves on the board of the AGC of Houston, Construction Career Collaborative (C3), and Champions for Children. He is a member or committee member of the AGC Construction Futures Committee, American Society of Healthcare Engineers, and American Hospital Association. Preston is a licensed Certified Healthcare Constructor and holds a Healthcare Construction Certificate. 

  • Bryan Kuster

    Bryan Kuster

    Job Title
    President, Southern Region
    Located in
    Arizona State University
    Bachelor of Science, Construction Management

    Bryan Kuster serves as president for the McCarthy Southern Region, leading all operations across the region and serving a variety of markets including healthcare, aviation, renewable energy, mission critical, civil and marine.

    Bryan joined McCarthy in 2005 as a project engineer, holding numerous field and leadership roles including senior vice president and business unit leader in the McCarthy Southwest Region prior to assuming his current position in 2022.

    A passionate mentor for young professionals in the construction industry and actively involved in engaging and mentoring new employees at McCarthy, Bryan is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. He is also an associate of the Design-Build Institute of America.

  • Justin Richards

    Justin Richards

    Job Title
    Business Development Director
    Located in
    Bachelor of Science University Studies
    Texas A&M University

    Justin leads business development efforts across the Houston metroplex, focusing on the cultivation of dynamic relationships in the region and exceptional client experiences. With more than 12 years of experience in the AEC industry, Justin is an involved team member and advocate for safety, quality, integrity and innovation on every project. Justin is an active member in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo supporting the Breeders Greeters committee. He spends his free time with his wife, Gretchen, on the family ranch in south Texas or on a golf course.